: Two men hold signs calling for a boycott of the fast food restaurant Borden Burger, in support of Columbus Coated Fabrics (CCF) textile workers, 1974. This photograph was taken for publication in the Columbus Free Press newspaper.
The Columbus Free Press began as a bi-weekly publication in Columbus, Ohio, in 1970. An underground newspaper, it replaced the Ohio State University publication The People, Yes. The earliest known issue of the newspaper appeared on January 4, 1971. The newspaper underwent a series of name changes over the decades, with titles including the Columbus Free Press & Cowtown Times (1972-1976), the Columbus Freepress (1976-1992) and The Free Press (1992-1995). The paper, which covered many liberal and progressive causes, was an alternative to mainstream news sources in central Ohio with the slogan “The Other Side of the News.”
In 1995, the paper ceased publication briefly before reemerging as a website in early 1996, and returning as a pri View on Ohio Memory.
: MSS1301AV_B04F08_06 Subjects
: Protests and protestors; Demonstrations; Activism; Labor movement--United States--History--20th century; Labor unions -- Ohio; Fast food restaurants Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)